July: Steam Sales
Play and finish something you bought/will buy during this Summer sale. If you’ve already finished all the games bought during this sale or didn’t buy anything, then play something you bought during an older sale. Take a look at your old purchases by checking your “Account details”, then click on “View licenses and product key activations”. You can match those dates with this list of old Steam sales. Games bought during major Steam sales (length of 5 days or longer) qualify for this month’s theme.
You can use the following (or similar) format to make it easier for me to keep track of everyone’s progress, but feel free to add any extra thoughts about the game(s) to your post!
Name | Achievements obtained | Playtime | Status :-: | :-: | :-: | :-: | :-: name of game 1 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished name of game 2 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished name of game 3 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished TOTAL: | achievements obtained | playtime this month | Number of games finished
Do I have to participate in this month’s theme?
No, as with every theme, these are merely suggestions for anyone who is unsure about what to play next. If you already have a battle plan for your backlog and/or don’t like this month’s theme, you’re free to ignore it.
What happens if I don’t participate in the monthly theme?
What happens if I play all of my unfinished games this month?
Your backlog will be a much smaller place.
I don’t have any unfinished games!
Really? well that makes one of us… I salute you.
I already finished my entry can I play another?
Go ahead - the goal is to reduce your unfinished games list. The more you can play the better.
Reserved. Should have plenty of options here.
Too hot to read “hiver”, saving for actual winter I guess.
|Name||Achievements obtained||Playtime total||Status|
|Class of ‘09||N/A||2h||Beaten|
|Seven Wonders of St. Clementine||N/A||3h||Completed|
|TOTAL:||0||5h||Beaten games: 2|
|Rocket of Whispers: Prologue||-||0.2 h||completed||Summer Sale 2022|
|OPUS: Rocket of Whispers||22/22||4.4 h||completed||Summer Sale 2022|
|TOTAL:||22/22||4.6 h||2 games beaten|
I just played OPUS: Rocket of Whispers this past month. I’ll be interested in what you think of it.
Aside from some minor gripes with progression, namely being “ahead of the game” in exploration and having to go to places again to trigger key item prompts, I really enjoyed it, although me liking it wasn’t really a surprise as I had already played the other two OPUS games and Echo of Starsong would be my GOTY if not for Elden Ring
This was a rare game for me where I enjoyed the gameplay more than the story. I enjoyed the searching for parts, artifacts, etc. I even got on the leaderboards esp. for Scavengers/Whisperers (since it doesn’t actually require any skill). But what killed it for me was the story and that you play an abusive jerk. I even posted about it.
I don’t self-insert into game characters when I play a game so I can’t say the “jerk” thing bothered me, especially as it only showed up in the story parts. They didn’t have you do anything questionable during actual gameplay so that definitely helped.
For what it’s worth Echo of Starsong has much more fleshed out characters with none of that “jerk” stuff, although if you weren’t into the story of RoW I’m not sure if you’d like that one either.
|Quern - Undying Thoughts||Summer Sale 2022||0/18||0.0h||unfinished|
Ooh…Quern’s on my wishlist. Will be interested to hear what you think of it.
Still have to finish it but as it is in a bundle since today, I still wanted to answer you:
I really like it, it’s just frys my laptop, that’s why I had to wait for a little cooler weather :D
Thanks for the reply, Moony. Yes, I noticed that bundle, which contains other games from my wishlist….hmm…
|Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands||0/47||0h||Not Started|
|A Gay Love Story About Gay Love||N/A||0.2||New|
|A HERO AND A GARDEN||6||1.5||New|
|Dab on Darkness!||N/A||0.1||New|
|Disney Winnie the Pooh||N/A||1||New|
|Futa Fix Dick Dine and Dash||9||1.8||New|
|I Am The Prosecutor: No Evidence? No Problem!||N/A||0.2||New|
|Karen: An Outrage Simulator||12||0.9||New|
|Lockdown Lewd UP!||25||1.3||New|
|My Inner Darkness Is A Hot Anime Girl!||N/A||0.9||New|
|The Last NightMary||45||3.2||Old|
|The Queen of Blackwood High||N/A||1.9||New|
|Twilight Town: A Cyberpunk Day In Life||N/A||0.8||New|
Too many, considering I’m NOT buying stuff O.O
|The Patient S Remedy||24? Cant remember D:||16h||finished|
|name of game 2||achievements obtained||playtime this month||unfinished/finished|
|name of game 3||achievements obtained||playtime this month||unfinished/finished|
|TOTAL:||achievements obtained||playtime this month||Number of games finished|
|Shadow Tactics: Aiko’s Choice||28/44||15.1||beaten|
Not much gaming time this month. Unless some of it was offline or non-Steam?
Hope all’s well. Thank you so much for contributing to this site and the monthly themes.
Thanks, you’re too nice. :) Got way too much on my RL plate at the moment, but luckily things are finally starting to get better.
|Chrono Trigger||3/13||68 hours||beaten|
Hmm, looks like last year I should have made a list on this site of “bought during Steam sales” for this recurring theme.
Spying on the theme early? :eyes: